Monthly Archives: February 2007

Wonder Words 002

While researching a couple of the “wonder words” that recently showed up on my radar screen, I came across the following: Next time, in promulgating your esoteric cogitations, or articulating your superficial sentimentalities and amicable, philosophical or psychological observations, beware … Continue reading

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Criticism: An Ever-Present Temptation

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. –James 3:9-10 A … Continue reading

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Winterfest 2007 – Wrap Up

Well, the trip to Gatlinburg is now history. Our group even arrived in Delaware approximately 15 minutes ahead of schedule. Some highlights of the last day were: — The Prize – P314, This year’s theme was based on Philippians 3:14, … Continue reading

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Winterfest – Gatlinburg – Report from the Road

These words are coming to you from the winter wonderland of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Along with my wife and several other adult sponsors I have the privilege of chaperoning a group of teenagers from Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey in attendance … Continue reading

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Communicating Communion

In the previous post I referred to the distinction that Eugene Peterson makes between two groups of words. The first is words for communication. The second is words for communion. The difference does not consist in the combination of consonants … Continue reading

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Words and Wonderment

With this post we move from lighthearted reflections on words to serious thoughts about these basic units of language, these principal carriers of meaning. Through an excerpt from his book “Under the Unpredictable Plant”, Eugene H. Peterson will serve as … Continue reading

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Wonder Words 001

Words are fascinating, aren’t they? I sometimes wonder how certain words came into being, how they entered into the English language. An example of this is: smorgasbord. Sources tell us that it is a compound word derived from the Swiss … Continue reading

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